A Common Approach is an online resource to support music educators in their teaching practice. The resource is relevant to all vocal and instrumental teaching, including individual, small-group, large-group and whole-class lessons and music educators at all stages of their career. The resource:

  • Encourages a holistic approach to teaching and learning
  • Provides broad and balanced family-specific Programmes of Study
  • Suggests learning objectives and related teaching activities
  • Strengthens agreed levels and standards of learner attainment
  • Aids progression and differentiation through its spiral structure
  • Supports learning in a variety of contexts
  • Offers guidance on planning and assessment
Twenty years after the original version of A Common Approach was published, Music Mark has worked with a skilled team of music tutors from across the UK to update and enhance this valuable teaching tool. Containing both universal guidance and instrument-specific content, this online resource not only provides a great starting point for trainee and early-career tutors, but also gives those who are more experienced the opportunity to reflect on their practice.  

Bridget Whyte, Chief Executive of Music Mark, April 2022

Find out more about A Common Approach and how you can use it in your teaching practice